Visionary director Ivo van Hove's acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's classic play about forbidden desire comes from London's West End to Broadway, where it won two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival. More…
In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. This lauded production is a transfer from London’s West End where it won the 2015 Olivier Awards for Best Revival, Best Actor and Best Director. This is the Broadway debut of auteur director Ivo Van Hove.
See it if you like van Hove's modern approach. Works for AVFTB, but not Crucible. I missed 50s setting, but liked the focus on words. Strong acting.
Don't see it if you like traditional prodns of classic plays. The barebones staging w sound effects can detract. Mostly, it showcased the powerful emotions.
See it if outstanding performances, intelligent storytelling, clever staging. Riveting! Must see!
Don't see it if If you don't like intense drama.
See it if Saw it with Tony Lo Bianco, was one of the best plays I ever saw. It was better then recent one. It was well directed, staged. All actors in
Don't see it if If you do not like drama.
See it if you like gripping, dramatic theater that holds your attention in a refreshing staging that captures the power of the play,
Don't see it if you need 100% realistic sets in order to enjoy, don't like to pay attention to language and little details
See it if you are riveted by brilliant set, moving music/soundtrack, precise choreography and excellent ensemble; production that blows you away
Don't see it if you think Arthur Miller contemplated that this play should be performed naturistically
See it if you like well-written tragic American dramas given an excellent avant-garde makeover by Ivo Van Hove.
Don't see it if you need the physical production to be realistic in order to buy into what's happening.
See it if you like minimal staging and terrific performances.
Don't see it if you're not into straight plays and little to look at on stage. (It's all in the performances with this show.)
See it if You've never seen this play before and like bold American plays.
Don't see it if You've seen earlier productions of this work. Despite the reviews, this staging does not really improve the work.
See it if you can appreciate a simple and intimate performance with outstanding acting and staging. you love clear intention by director
Don't see it if you're easily bored without any fancy sets or want to see a more timely play
See it if You LOVE a creative director who leads a talented cast into reaching into the depths of their characters. Well edited show
Don't see it if you are a traditionalist that must have sets and traditional staging
See it if you want to see superb actors effortlessly performing a classic Arthur Miller play.
Don't see it if you don't like minimalistic set design or intense dramas.
See it if you enjoy stark yet effective presentations that focus on the acting (and these are a talented lot). I highly recommend stage seating!
Don't see it if you are easily offended by sexually-charged story-telling (incestuous overtones; homophobia; marital strain); if you dislike sad endings.
See it if Superb acting, emotionally riveting production of this classic play. Minimalistic, sparse set design.
Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy.
See it if you're looking for fantastic direction and staging that takes highlights the Greek tragedy elements of Arthur Miller.
Don't see it if you're looking for a light story or something with warmth.
See it if you've never seen this brilliant Miller play. Ivo Van Hove's direction and vision was brilliant and well executed by the cast
Don't see it if you are looking for something light. This is an intense adaptation, but well worth it
See it if You desire fresh and brilliant approaches to classic texts -- like van Hove so often delivers!
Don't see it if Need to be mindlessly entertained.
See it if you are looking for an original take on a modern classic / you think Russell Tovey is hot
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with silence / you dislike postmodern restagings
See it if you want to see the best play of the season, you like Miller and haven't already, you like Greek tragedy, or you like essential human drama.
Don't see it if you want props or action. The play drips with tension and emotional power.
See it if have the patience for a stripped down production portraying 1950's machismo & morality; the views of immigrants still are relevant today
Don't see it if you didn't like On The Waterfront; get queasy at suggestions of near-incest, perceived homosexuality & the 'motives' of 'foreigners
See it if You appreciate strong and intelligent directorial vision, fine acting, artful and brilliant staging.
Don't see it if You are missing a pulse.